Lombard Odier makes two strategic hires in sustainability roles
Dr Christopher Kaminker will be head of sustainable investment & strategy while Ebba Lepage will be head of corporate sustainability
Global wealth and asset manager Lombard Odier has appointed Dr. Christopher Kaminker and Ebba Lepage to sustainability-related roles as it further strengthens its sustainability capabilities and offering.
Dr. Christopher Kaminker joins as head of sustainable investment research & strategy, a newly created role within Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM). He will lead LOIM’s efforts in sustainability offering and research capabilities.
He joins from Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB), a Nordic financial banking group, where he was head of sustainable finance research and a senior advisor. He is the author of over 30 publications on sustainable finance, and has held responsibilities for cross-asset research and strategy, as well as advising on and structuring sustainability financing solutions for investors, corporates and sovereigns.
Prior to SEB, Dr. Kaminker was the lead economist and policy advisor for sustainable finance at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and represented the OECD as a delegate to the G20 and Financial Stability Board. Previously, he worked at Société Générale and Goldman Sachs.
Ebba Lepage will join as head of corporate sustainability on August 19. Her experience in corporate business development and ESG strategy, assessment and implementation will help drive Lombard Odier’s sustainability agenda forward.
Lepage has worked in a multinational environment, with work experience in New York, Montreal, Monaco, London, and Stockholm. She has spent her career in corporate finance, investment banking, asset management and for nearly five years in sustainable innovation. She joins from Stora Enso, a sustainability leader of renewable solutions in biomaterials for consumer products, where she was group vice president M&A and corporate finance. Here, she oversaw the Biomaterials Innovation group division’s sustainable investment activities.
Hubert Keller, managing partner of the Lombard Odier Group and CEO of Lombard Odier Investment Managers, says, “Investors and the corporate world are coming under mounting pressure to transition to a sustainable economy. Christopher’s extensive experience across the academic, financial and policy sectors will advance our integrated sustainability solutions and bolster our research capability within LOIM as we seek to give our clients access to companies which adopt sustainable business models and practices.”
Annika Falkengren, managing partner of the Lombard Odier Group, says, “Ebba’s experience in sustainable innovation will be crucial in helping us become an even more sustainable business as we continue to grow over the coming years.”
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